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Donna M. Christensen

Donna M. ChristensenDonna M. Christensen retired from the U S House of Representatives in 2015 where she served nine terms (18 years). She is the first female physician to serve as a Member in the history of the U.S Congress. In the 111th, 112th and 113th Congress, Delegate Christensen served on the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Among other subcommittee assignments, she served on its Subcommittee on Health during healthcare reform. She also served on the Committee on Homeland Security, the Committee on Natural Resources and the Committee on Small Business. Congresswoman Christensen chaired the Congressional Black Caucus’ Health Braintrust for 16 years. She practiced family medicine and served in several public health administrative positions prior to her election to Congress in 1996. She recently established the Christensen Institute for Community Health and Empowerment. Dr. Christensen is the recipient of several honorary degrees and awards. Today she is a board member of Consumers4QualityCare, chairs the IGT Scientific, Academic and Medical Council, is on the Board of Virgin Islands Architectural Center, Frederiksted Health Care, Inc ( an FQHC), American Kidney Fund and several other boards.